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Life Spans of Women Improving Slower than Men

On average, women in the U.S. are expected to live four years longer than men. According to a report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, that gap may be shrinking as men’s life spans are increasing each year more than women’s life spans are. In over 650 counties across the U.S., women’s life […]

True or False? 9 Popular Exercise Myths Explained

Exercising is important for overall wellness and should be part of a healthy lifestyle that also includes a nutritious diet. Getting the motivation to exercise and to stick with an exercise plan can be a challenge for some because of many popular misconceptions. Weight loss should not be the primary measurement of physical activity and […]

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Fish Tacos

Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare coleslaw (Step 2) up to 4 hours ahead. Recipe Description: Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the […]

Keep Your Fall Workout on Track

For blogger Tina Haupert, fall often leads to a lull in her exercise routine. Contributing to her lack of motivation is the cold weather and the fact that her New Year’s resolutions haven’t kicked in yet. Coupled with all the travel and hubbub of the holiday season it’s hard for anyone to find the time […]

Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

Tom Sims, The New York Times’ sports blogger, believes smartphones have become increasingly easy, affordable and effective alternatives to gyms and personal trainers. Downloadable fitness apps have the ability to do anything from tracking your running routes to teaching you new workouts, all while listening to your favorite tunes and keeping detailed records. Here are […]

Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Zumba class at Ballston Common Sport & Health in Arlington, VA and I had such a wonderful experience! I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym regularly or goes running in my neighborhood, but I know that regular exercise is important to stay […]

Fitness Classes Boost Gym Attendance

Fitness classes such as yoga, aerobics, zumba and kickboxing tend to keep people returning to the gym. The popularity of these classes is why gyms are always searching for the next big exercise fad. According to Tim Keightley of Gold’s Gym, group exercisers visit the gym more often and are more likely to renew their […]

7 Tips for Successful 5K Training

Whether you are getting ready for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K on September 24 or looking to start running on your own, read these tips for successful 5K training. 1. What is the minimum amount of time that someone needs to prepare for a 5K? At least a month to work up to 2-3 miles […]

No Need to Stress Over Vacation Fitness

There’s nothing wrong with taking a week off from your normal workout routine while vacationing, as there are plenty of ways to stay fit and feel good even when there’s no gym to be found. In fact, a week with limited exercise will most likely have little effect on your overall fitness and health, as […]

Prevent Cancer News Round-Up

The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at news from around the Web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. Upping Your New Year’s Resolution Odds While New Year’s resolutions are made aplenty during the beginning of the year, only about half of them are kept longer than six months. Learn how to make goals that […]